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HS2 reveals station design and Euston master development partner shortlists

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17 July 2017
source HS2 Ltd
type Press release

HS2 today revealed the designers and engineers in the running for the prestigious station design contracts for London and Birmingham as well as a partner to take forward long-term development around Euston station.

The winning designers will work with HS2 Ltd to develop and refine the detailed plans for three brand new stations, at Birmingham Curzon Street, Birmingham Interchange and London’s Old Oak Common, as well as a major expansion of London Euston.

The shortlists for the station design contracts include, Arup, Mott MacDonald, WSP, Arcadis and a Jacobs/BuroHappold/Idom Joint Venture. All the bidders have been invited to tender for at least two station packages.

The stations will welcome tens of thousands of passengers every day from all over the UK, providing easy and accessible onward connections to local transport, airports and connecting rail services as well as step-free access from street to seat. In total more than 170,000 new jobs are expected to be created in the wider development areas surrounding the four stations.

HS2 Ltd Chief Executive, Mark Thurston said:

“Today’s announcements are a major milestone for the project – setting the scene for the next stage of the station design process. Together with the successful bidders, we will go on to deliver one of HS2’s most tangible legacies – three brand new stations and the long-term transformation of Euston.

“All four projects represent exciting opportunities to showcase the very best in engineering and design while also delivering value for money.

"We are looking for partners to help us deliver stations which not only provide unparalleled levels of accessibility, ease and convenience for our passengers, but who will work with local communities to ensure we also help unlock wider regeneration, new jobs, homes and opportunities.”

HS2 today also published the names of the bidders in the running to win the Euston Master Development Partner contract. The winner will advise on, and later take forward, sustainable mixed-use development opportunities, including new homes, offices and retail space above and around the revamped London Euston. This includes working with HS2 Ltd, Network Rail, the station design contract winner and local authorities to deliver a unified masterplan to unlock the full potential of the area.

The following bidders have been shortlisted and invited to participate in dialogue:

o Westfield Europe Ltd
o Euston Regeneration Partnership (Led by Argent Related Services LLP)
o Canary Wharf Group
o Land Securities Property Holdings Limited
o Lendlease Europe Holdings Limited

This comprehensive approach has the potential to deliver up to 22 hectares of development space as well as improving accessibility and creating new public and green spaces across the wider Euston site.

David Biggs, Managing Director, Network Rail Property, said:

“This brings us another step closer to realising an exciting and vibrant new district in the heart of London.

“The opportunities are vast. A regenerated Euston Station not only affords us the ability to improve connectivity and exceed the expectations of those travelling by train. It also allows us the rare chance to create new space for homes and businesses, to craft a desirable destination for people to live, work and meet.

“The new station can be a catalyst for local regeneration and increase connection across the local community, bringing huge benefits both to the area itself as well as the country as a whole.”

Contracts for both stations design and the Euston Master Development Partner will be awarded early next year.


Alastair Cowan
020 7944 8775

Notes to editors

Notes to Editors:

Four new stations will be built as part of the HS2 project. Passengers will be able to travel on services from these stations directly to places on the existing network like Liverpool, Newcastle, York, Wigan, Warrington, Glasgow, Edinburgh and other destinations. All new stations will provide step-free access from street to seat.
Birmingham Curzon Street

HS2 will deliver a brand new station in the heart of Birmingham. Curzon Street will be built on the site of a former parcel depot next to the existing Moor Street Station and the Bullring shopping centre. It was also the site of the original Birmingham station, opened in 1837 and closed in 1966.

Curzon Street is at the centre of Birmingham City Council’s Curzon Street Masterplan which includes 14,000 new jobs and 600,000s/m of new development space across Eastside and Digbeth. An extension to the Midland Metro will also provide a connection to Birmingham’s new tram network.

A public plaza at the western (city centre) end of the station will welcome passengers to what will be the largest building in Birmingham. Seven 400m long platforms providing services to core HS2 destinations as well as beyond, to the North West, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Newcastle and the North East.

The following bidders have been shortlisted:
o Mott MacDonald Limited
o Ove Arup & Partners International Limited
o TEAM CURZON: Jacobs, BuroHappold Engineering and Idom,
o WSP UK Limited

Birmingham Interchange
A new station with four platforms close to the National Exhibition Centre, to the east of the M42 near Solihull. A people-mover system will provide a direct link to Birmingham International station, the National Exhibition Centre and Birmingham Airport.

Plans for new development around the station site led by the local authorities as part of the UK Central plan are expected to create more than 77,000 new jobs and 4,000 new homes.

The following bidders have been shortlisted:
o Arcadis LLP
o Ove Arup & Partners International Limited
o TEAM INTERCHANGE: Jacobs, BuroHappold Engineering and Idom
o WSP UK Limited

London Euston
Opened in 1837, Euston was London’s first inter-city train station. It was completely rebuilt in the early 1960’s and now caters for around 42 million passengers a year – more than double the design capacity of the current station.

The development will happen in three stages:
1. Six new high speed platforms and a concourse area built to the west of the existing station to support the opening of Phase One services in 2026
2. Five existing platforms closed and rebuilt as high speed platforms including an extended concourse to support Phase Two services. 2026 – 2033
3. Eleven high speed platforms in operation. Redevelopment of the remaining 13 platforms to be led by Network Rail, subject to future funding and approvals.

The staged approach to building the high speed terminus means existing services can continue to operate, reducing both disruption for passengers and the effects on the community as a whole at any one time.

The provision of underpinning support structures as part of the plans will allow a range of uses above the station, delivering the flexibility for a future decision on the wider redevelopment and regeneration of the station and area. These opportunities will be taken forward by the Euston Master Development Partner. It is expected that the wider redevelopment could create
more than 14,000 new jobs.

London Underground facilities at Euston will also be significantly enhanced with passengers benefitting from greater space and connections to services including a new ticket hall and direct subway to Euston Square tube station. Access to taxis, buses and cycles will also be greatly improved.

The following bidders have been shortlisted:
o Arcadis LLP
o Ove Arup & Partners International Limited
o WSP UK Limited

In addition, the following bidders have been shortlisted for Euston Master Development Partner:
o Euston Regeneration Partnership (Led by Argent Related Services LLP)
o Canary Wharf Group
o Land Securities Property Holdings Limited
o Lendlease Europe Holdings Limited
o Westfield Europe Ltd

Old Oak Common
HS2 will deliver a brand new station in the heart of one of the UK’s largest regeneration projects, making Old Oak Common one of the best connected locations anywhere in the country. Six new platforms will provide direct HS2 services to core destinations as well as places beyond the core network to places like Liverpool, the North West, Glasgow and Edinburgh.
The station will also include connections via Crossrail to Heathrow and central London and mainline rail services from London Paddington to Wales and the west of England.
The transformation of the former railway sidings and light industrial zone is being led by the Mayor of London’s Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation, which aims to create a thriving new community with up to 65,000 new jobs and 25,500 new homes.

The following bidders have been shortlisted:
o Mott MacDonald Limited
o Ove Arup & Partners International Limited
o TEAM OOC: Jacobs, BuroHappold Engineering and Idom
o WSP UK Limited

Background information

The Government gave the go ahead for a UK high speed rail network, called High Speed Two (HS2), on 10 January 2012.

HS2 will be a Y-shaped rail network providing direct, high capacity, high speed rail links between London and Birmingham and on to Leeds and Manchester. HS2 will improve capacity across the rail network, shorten journey times between Britain’s major cities, boost the UK economy and create tens of thousands of jobs.

In 2012, HS2 Ltd submitted proposals to the Secretary of State for Phase Two of the project from the West Midlands to Leeds and Manchester. The Government announced its initial preferred route for Phase Two on 28 January 2013 and the public consultation on these proposals ran from 17 July 2013 to 31 January 2014.

The HS2 hybrid Bill for Phase One of the new railway between London and the West Midlands (effectively the ‘in-principle’ planning application for the scheme) was deposited in Parliament on 25 November 2013.

MPs debated and approved second reading of the High Speed Rail (hybrid) Bill for construction and operation of the line between London and the West Midlands in the House of Commons on 28 April 2014. MPs voted 452 to 41 to agree the second reading of the Bill. Royal Assent, which grants powers for construction of the Phase One route, was awarded on 23 February 2017.

In November 2015 the Government confirmed the section of the Phase Two route between Fradley, at the northern end of Phase 1, and Crewe. Known as Phase 2a it will open in 2027 and deliver the benefits of high speed rail to Crewe; Manchester; north west England; north Wales and Scotland six years earlier than planned.

The Government made an announcement on the rest of the Phase 2 route serving Manchester on the western leg, and the East Midlands, South Yorkshire and Leeds on the eastern leg on 15 November 2016.

HS2 Ltd is a company wholly owned by the Department for Transport (DfT). It is responsible for design, engineering and construction of High Speed Two (HS2).

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